OnePlus is rumored to come with a new variant of the OnePlus 3. The new variant, called OnePlus 3T is expected to sport an upgraded Snapdragon processor and the latest Android operating system.
According to PhoneRadar, the new variant will be called the OnePlus 3T. It will be powered by a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 821 processor [upgraded from Snapdragon 820 seen on the OnePlus 3]. The new processor is expected to offers 10 percent improvement in overall performance. The OnePlus 3T is expected to sport the same metal uni-body design as the OnePlus 3. It will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat-based Oxygen OS out-of-the-box. Also, it will come embedded with the Dash Charge technology.
There is no information about the launch date or price as yet. Previously, rumors of a OnePlus 3 mini variant were quashed by co-founder Carl Pei. The company also ditched its X series to focus on releasing one flagship smartphone a year. This decision was taken to protect the quality and maintain brand image. While the new variant seems like a move away from that philosophy, it does not come with any significant changes. The company might just be filling in the gap with an updated option for its consumers.
The OnePlus 3 was launched in June 2016. It sports a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a full HD resolution. The flagship killer is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage [non-expandable]. It runs Android 6.0.1 OS.
The OnePlus 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, and 4G. The dual SIM smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35 mm and weighs 158 grams. Sensors on the smartphone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.